Anton Chekhov

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Anton Chekhov

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born
in Taganrog, Russian Federation
January 29, 1860

died
July 15, 1904

gender
male

genre

influences


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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the small seaport of Taganrog, southern Russia, the son of a grocer. Chekhov's grandfather was a serf, who had bought his own freedom and that of his three sons in 1841. He also taught himself to read and write. Yevgenia Morozova, Chekhov's mother, was the daughter of a cloth merchant.

"When I think back on my childhood," Chekhov recalled, "it all seems quite gloomy to me." His early years were shadowed by his father's tyranny, religious fanaticism, and long nights in the store, which was open from five in the morning till midnight. He attended a school for Greek boys in Taganrog (1867-68) and Taganrog grammar school (1868-79). The family was forced to move to Moscow following his father's bankruptcy. At t
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“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
Anton Chekhov

“Perhaps man has a hundred senses, and when he dies only the five senses that we know perish with him, and the other ninety-five remain alive.”
Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard

“Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.”
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